Name: Julius Mays
Hometown: Marion, Indiana
High School: Marion High School
Position: Point Guard
Vitals: 6'2/185/20 PPG
NOTES: Julius Mays was one of the most productive prep players in the state of Indiana during his junior season. The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 19.6 points and 4.6 assists while shooting 46% from the field, 42% from 3-point range, and 82% from the foul line.
Marion finished the season 21-4 and advanced to the state 4A semifinals where they were defeated 56-48 by East Chicago Central. Mays was tabbed Conference Player of the Year, Region Player of the Year, all-conference, all-region, and he was a first-team all-state selection.
"I think we achieved a lot as a team, and I achieved a lot individually," said Mays. "We didn't win the state championship, but we return a lot so we are going to start over and keep trying to get better. We are just going to work on everything, and I want to lead our team to the state [title]."
|"I want to lead our team to the state [title]."|
Mays made an early commitment to NC State, verbaling to the Wolfpack prior to the first game of his junior season. A three-star prospect according to Scout.com, he verbaled to NC State over early offers from Indiana and Xavier. Cincinnati, Purdue, Notre Dame, and Penn State were expressing heavy interest.
Mays stated that programs continue to pursue him, despite his pledge to NC State.
"Schools call my coaches a lot, and it's something I don't want to worry about," he said. "I tell my coach to not talk to me about it because if I wasn't sure about NC State I wouldn't have decided so early. I'm just trying to focus on my season and going to NC State.
"The NC State coaches contact me whenever they are allowed to. They check up on how I'm doing, and I'll check up on them. We text message a lot."
Mays will be playing this summer with the SYF Players on the Nike AAU circuit.
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